Vulcans are widely known to be vegetarians--I think simply out of a respect for all life forms. However, they can still eat meat and do so when no other nourishment is available, such as after a crash landing or being marooned on an icy moon.

But how strict are they in their regular daily diet?

Are they vegan-strict? Lacto-ovo-vegetarians?

  • Their diet is presented in a highly inconsistent way throughout the shows/films. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcan_(Star_Trek)#Diet – Valorum Dec 24 '16 at 10:05
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    I may suggest that possibly the Vulcan diet is a Vegan diet. That is, that the Vulcan diet may have been based on the diet taught by Eorloth from Vega IX. Thus it would be a Vegan diet though not a vegan diet. Ha! Ha! – M. A. Golding Jan 9 '17 at 16:35

From the section "Mr. Spock" in The Making of the TV Series Star Trek by Stephen E Whitfield and Gene Roddenberry:

A basic tenet of the Vulcan philosophy is nonviolence. Vulcans do not believe in killing in any form. They may hunt for the skill involved in tracking but eons ago ceased to kill the animal they are tracking. As a vegetarian, the mere idea of eating animal carcasses, cooked or not, is revolting to Spock. Even his vegetable diet is limited to the simplest of vegetable life forms.

While this does not imply a purely vegan diet, the insistence on only the simplest vegetable life suggests that eggs would not typically be consumed, but that milk and cheese might be.

Replicated food, since it was never alive, might be a loophole, but I can't think of anywhere we've seen a Vulcan taking advantage of that.

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